While corruption and inflation have made life difficult for the common man, the government's decision to hike petrol prices has only added fuel to fire, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has said.
"My activists will support the Bharat Bandh called by the BJP and Left parties on May 30 to protest the petrol price hike," Hazare said while addressing a public meeting.
He criticised the United Progressive Alliance [ Images ] government for burdening the common man with price hikes while they were celebrating the third anniversary of being in power.
"If the government does not pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will begin my fast unto death at New Delhi [ Images ]," he said.
When reporters quizzed him about his health and asked him if he would take up a fast in spite of not being well, Hazare said, "I am totally fit."
The social worker urged the youth to participate in his fight against corruption.
The youth are coming together in the country to fight for a corruption-free India [ Images ]. The country is going ahead towards a new revolution by following the path of non-violence, he said.
Hazare has been on a month-long tour of the state on the issue of the Lokayukta Bill from May 1.
On Wednesday, the anti-corruption crusader underwent several medical tests at local hospitals, after he complained of fatigue and weakness.